The Guy Who Was Suspended After Calling out Twitter’s Suspension Hypocrisy

We reported Monday on the Biden White House playing dangerous word games to counter the vicious threats made against conservative Supreme Court Justices. More disturbingly, we also noted a tweet by Steve Cox, a former left-wing Congressional Candidate, that called for violence and home invasion.

“When [Kavanaugh] relocates his family to a Hotel, empty his home and burn his sh*t before the Hotel,” Cox wrote in a now-deleted tweet. I screengrabbed it before he removed it:

Later in the day, Cox posted the tweet again (screengrab here). I was told by several Twitter users (like me), that it is still up as of writing. People are reporting it as violating the terms of service.

This is where the fun begins – and it can be frustrating.

RBPundit, a conservative Twitter user, responded to my tweet “Internet is forever” shortly after it was posted. He apparently hadn’t seen the tweet when it had been published the previous day. In a separate tweet, he noted that he had been suspended for posting something in the past seven days. It wasn’t nearly as bad as Cox’s. He suggested at the end of his tweet that this was precisely the kind of bias Elon Musk should address if and when Twitter is sold.

This happened sometime after that:

Twitter doesn’t like to explain itself when they do stunts like this. His account was suspended because he wasn’t there. It’s also curious that it went down after Cox complained about Twitter’s double standards. They have now proven that they have indeed by posting Cox’s incendiary Tweet.

Even more concerning is the fact that his pinned tweet could be read as an invitation to followers to visit Justices’ home.

Why would tweets such as the one Cox posted about the conservative Supreme Court justices be allowed to remain up when RBPundit’s entire Twitter account has vanished after he stated an inconvenient fact about Twitter’s inconsistent “standards?” The answer is obvious to me, but I will leave it up to readers to examine the details and draw their own conclusions.

Update: A Twitter follower informed me that Cox had deleted another tweet, but that his account is still active. Although I cannot view the tweet because I have been blocked, it is still suspicious that Cox’s tweet was allowed to remain up for several hours while RB was taken down shortly after he criticized Twitter Powers That Be. Twitter needs to explain its actions but doesn’t expect it to.